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James Corden will be hosting the 60th Grammy Awards tonight on CBS. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
James Corden will be hosting the 60th Grammy Awards tonight on CBS. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards – Yes, they’ll hand out plenty of shiny trophies during “music’s biggest night,” but it’s the performances we mostly crave. Hosted by James Corden and airing from New York’s Madison Square Garden, this year’s show includes appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Sam Smith, U2, Pink, Khalid and many others. Among the nominees, Jay-Z leads the pack with eight. 4:30 p.m., Sunday, CBS.

Other bets

SUNDAY: “Waco: Madman or Messiah” is a two-night retrospective special that promises the “definitive account” of the Branch Davidian religious sect and its leader David Koresh in the years leading up to and including the 51-day stand-off with the FBI that ended in a fiery tragedy in 1993. 9 p.m., A&E.

MONDAY: “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” is a compelling documentary that offers an inside look at the popular North Carolina folk band. It depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members experience marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness and the challenges of the music business. 8 p.m., HBO.

MONDAY: In the season finale of the military drama “Valor,” Nora is ready to confess, no matter the consequences. Meanwhile, Ian is blindsided by an evil truth. 9 p.m., The CW.

TUESDAY: Regular programming is interrupted tonight as President Donald Trump fulfills his constitutional duty and delivers his first State of the Union address to Congress. 6 p.m., on all major broadcast networks and cable news channels.

WEDNESDAY: Are Mulder and Scully getting closer to finding their long-lost son on “The X-Files”? When a pair of teen girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, they find that their investigation could possibly lead back to William. 8 p.m., Fox.

THURSDAY: “The Good Place” airs its Season 2 finale tonight, and if it’s anything like the show’s game-changing Season 1 ender, we can expect a stunning twist. 8:30 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: In the new comedy “A.P. Bio,” a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar (Glenn Howerton) ends up in Toledo, Ohio, where he teaches Advance Placement Biology to a class of high school honor students. The show gets a special preview ahead of its March premiere. 9:30 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: “Strike Back” begins a new season with a new team of counter-terrorism operatives, but one thing hasn’t changed: the drama series is still packed with high-octane, over-the-top action sequences. 10 p.m., Cinemax.

FRIDAY: “2 Dope Queens,” the hit podcast from funny ladies Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, becomes a series of hourlong specials. They offer a spicy mix of stand-up comedy, celebrity guests and spirited chats that cover sex, romance, race, hot dudes and hair. 11:30 p.m., HBO.

SATURDAY: “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” is a TV film that follows the dynamic gymnast (Jeanti Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and cement her status as one of the sport’s all-time greats. 8 p.m., Lifetime.

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